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29.07.2005Friday 29 July – Too Early & Too Projected

I had to be at uni by eight o’clock for a CSSE3004 lecture, which meant getting up at six o’clock. Unfortunately I didn’t go to bed until three hours before that. I had a sneaking suspicion I wouldn’t feel like getting up, so I set three staggered alarms, five minutes apart. This seemed to work, although I did have to run for the train. My CSSE3004 group wasn’t scheduled to sign-off on our optional functionality proposals and individual components until eleven o’clock, so there wasn’t really any great reason that I had to get to uni by eight o’clock. Darren agreed with our optional functionality proposals, but not our individual components. He wouldn’t let me do the “XHTML PDA Interface Only” option I had selected, claiming that this was not “proper” programming. While he does have a point, his alternative, which I chose against my will, was to develop the PDA Menu Viewing component, is actually considerably simpler in scope. I tried to argue that this was no longer an “individual” component, as my marks would now depend on the development of other components in the system, but was told that it was an individual component that had to be developed entirely individually except in a group, based on the work the rest of the group has done... I’m not very happy about this, as I did not want to develop this specific component in this way as it forces an inefficient task breakdown and will result in extra difficulties, a lack of cohesion and duplication of effort. We now have a situation where two people are responsible for almost identical components, which rely on various shared components. My group were starting to look a bit askance at my argument by this stage, so I thought I had better drop it and accept Darren’s alternative option. Stupid course.
Kieran, Maz and I drove to Kieran’s, where he and Maz went all geeky. I walked down to Indooroopilly, met Clint and bought lunch. After our lunch, we all drove to Umart where Clint bought a computer. Maz put it together back at Kieran’s, and Kieran dropped me at the Ville, where I bought dinner and headed into work, which was reasonably hectic – I ended up running all over campus and running out of time. Hans drove me to Roma Street, where I caught the train home. For some reason, the train was full of a ridiculous amount of young girls, all seemingly very stupid and obviously on their way somewhere.
Comment by io – Sunday 31 July 2005, 11:58 PM
  You seem to have a fair bit of luck running into young girls.
Comment by Ned – Saturday 6 August 2005, 1:18 PM
  Yet I never seem to have my pitchfork with me at the time...

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